Cheap Train Tickets to Crewe
Cheap Trains to Crewe
"Crewe is a medium-sized town in South Cheshire. It boasts friendly people, inexpensive hotels and eateries.” WikiVoyage
Crewe is located in Cheshire and is only 90 minutes from London by train. Famed for its railways and being a hotbed for innovation and crafting, it has a lot more to offer than just locomotives in the 21st century.
Tip 1: Book early
If visiting Crewe, the best way to buy cheap train tickets online is to book as early as possible. These advance tickets are usually found up to 12 weeks ahead of your departure date, when the train operating companies make them available for sale. Tickets are available for sale up to 1 hour before your train leaves but due to high demand they can often sell out.
Locals recommend visiting the Lyceum Theatre, just a 20-minute walk from Crewe Station, with a wide variety of productions that are available at an affordable price. Though make sure to get your tickets early!
Tip 2: Fees can be avoided
We don't charge booking fees and don't charge you for using your credit card either. The only small fee we take is when we manage to split your fare and make you savings, we will then charge just 10% of the savings made. No split = no fee.
The Crewe Heritage Centre is located right in the middle of the Grand Junction Railway and features a variety of diesel and steam locomotives that have access to the museum from the mainline rail link.
Tip 3: It normally costs more to travel at popular times
In general, the price of train tickets is set due to the amount of demand there is for that train journey. To save money, it is best to avoid travelling on busy routes to popular destinations.
Tip 4: Buy using groupsave
If you travel with a group of friends, or on a business trip with work colleagues you can save money by buying as a group. To receive the groupsave discount, a group of between 3-9 passengers must be on the same reservation and travel on the same off-peak train, this will then get you 1/3 off your fares. Use your mobile to make the booking and you will receive E-Tickets which you can then forward to all the group members.
Tip 5: Buying single tickets can help
Return fares might not be the cheapest option, so it is worth checking whether purchasing 2 singles can save you money. At Split My Fare we automatically recommend to you whichever combination of tickets works out as cheapest. It may be that a fully flexible open return would not only be fairly cheap but also give you the flexibility of being able to return at whatever time you choose.
Trains arriving at Crewe from the south come directly from London, meaning it only takes 1hr 41 mins to get there from Euston station. Birmingham New Street is just 1 hr away with West Midlands Trains, and Manchester is just 34 minutes from Crewe, using Avanti West Coast. Crewe station is located right in the heart of the town, meaning it's easy to get anywhere by foot. For journeys further out of the town centre, it's best to use the bus station that's nearby.
Tip 6: Take a less direct train
You might be in a rush when making your trip to Crewe train station and want to take the fastest train, you can choose to only see these options on our website but they can be more expensive. Cheap train tickets can normally be found by being prepared to make your journey with less direct trains, possibly using local lines. This will make your travel slower but is often the cheapest way of getting to your destinations. Our website automatically shows you the options that make you the greatest savings on your train tickets.
Tip 7: Use railcards
You can find savings every time you take a rail journey if you buy a railcard. These cards are especially advantageous for passengers who travel regularly by train but can also be worthwhile even if you only travel by train a few times a year. With Railcards you also get free entry to some attractions and other discounts. Most cards cost £30 a year and give you 1/3 off each time they are used.
The Two Together card, for example, allows two adults to save 1/3 on most fares.
Family and Friends cards provide 60% off fares for children and 1/3 off almost all adult fares for up to 4 kids and 4 adults.
The Senior Persons railcard offers the same money off, but at a reduced cost of £70 for three years.
The Disabled Persons Railcard costs £30 a year and gives 1/3 off most tickets.
Other Railcards available include the Network Railcard, 16-25 and 26-30 Railcards.
Cards can be found for sale at any National Rail Ticket Office.
Tip 8: Being flexible can make savings
The key way of getting cheap tickets is by being willing to be flexible, in order to get the greatest deals. By making changes to the date or day of the week and avoiding both peak hours and busy holidays you can usually save more cash.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Crewe mean?
The name Crewe comes from that of the railway station, which has long been an important railway junction.
Where in England is Crewe?
Crewe is a town in Cheshire, near Wales.
What is Crewe famous for?
Crewe is famous for its large train station, which has 12 platforms.